International - Climate change threatens wild arabica coffee
Monday November 12 2012
Rising temperatures due to climate change could mean wild arabica coffee is extinct in 70 years, posing a risk to the genetic sustainability of one of the world's basic commodities, a study by researchers at Britain's Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in collaboration with scientists in Ethiopia found.
Wild arabica, which is indigenous to southern Ethiopia, parts of south Sudan and one locality in northern Kenya, is the genetic source of the commercially cultivated arabica coffee.
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